Adjective "oldline" definition and examples

Definitions and examples


Holding conservative views.
  1. 'Mr. Bond, a campaign operative for more than a decade, recalls getting a letter from him as old-line supporters were getting restless about the lack of planning for the 1992 race.'
  2. 'The president is an embarrassment to many old-line conservatives, especially non - evangelical Christians.'
  3. 'Though old-line, hard-line feminism has little appeal for today's women, its ideology lives on in law and policy - like light rays from a dead star.'
  4. 'The old-line media, like its Boomer components, got old, and like the Boomers, it preferred self-congratulation to self-reflection.'
  5. 'The Roh administration, in many ways a departure from the nation's political legacy, is bound to be a magnet for clashes with the old-line politicians who dominate both the ruling and opposition parties.'
  6. 'Both old-line liberals and conservatives will object strongly to many of his claims, and few who are seriously interested in the problems he confronts will be entirely comfortable with what he says.'
  7. 'And even the old-line, skeptical faculty can accommodate such ambitions, tempted by the promise of added status and goaded by self-doubt about the value of their own careers.'
  8. 'But old-line feminism still has a tin ear for listening to women with children, as evidenced by their main solution to the problem of combining work and family life: the socialization of child care.'
  9. 'The answer, then, must lie in Wal-Mart's preference for old-line communist-dominated unions in authoritarian communist states over any other kinds of unions anywhere else.'
  10. 'Ambitious, brilliant entrepreneurs revolting against the old-line, hierarchical, East Coast work culture defined the Valley's earliest days.'
Well established.
  1. 'Conventional, old-line concerns that once had nothing more than a passing interest in high technology are starting Internet subsidiaries.'
  2. 'You could battle for parking at DuPar's in the Farmers Market, an old-line coffee shop that does serve truly formidable French toast.'
  3. 'Motley Fool has an interesting analysis of American Greetings, the old-line greeting-card company that's making a valiant attempt at surviving the digital age.'
  4. 'The inflationary backdrop (including energy, healthcare, and pension liabilities) has thus far largely destroyed the old-line U.S. airline and auto-parts industries.'
  5. 'It's an object lesson in how an old-line company with real assets, real size, and real profits can reinvent itself for the digital economy, fully absorb the Internet, and turn into an old-economy company that really gets it.'
  6. 'Factory numbers showed that tech continued to struggle, but old-line manufacturers were getting a better handle on their excess inventories, and their orders were picking up.'
  7. 'It lowered corporate tax rates for those companies while cutting or eliminating provisions in the tax code, such as the investment tax credit, that had primarily benefited old-line industries like utilities and railroads.'
  8. 'About why the old-line coaches can't figure out who is a good prospect.'
  9. 'Analysts say the company has to decide whether it wants to remain an old-line telco or reinvent itself as a communications and Internet company.'
  10. 'When an old-line producer becomes involved with a new series, he often battles with the network not so much over political and social ideas but over casting decisions and story ideas, having little to do with social messages. […]'


1. following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs, etc.

2. long established; traditional: old-line society.

More examples(as adjective)

"companies can be oldline."